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A May release for Animated Deluxe Toys in Canada?

Transformers News: A May release for Animated Deluxe Toys in Canada?

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008 1:23AM CDT

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While the Official Release Date for the Transformers: Animated figures remains set as June 2008 (or later) across the globe, it seems that the Canadians may be able to nab a few Animated figures earlier than expected.

According to a report at Cybertron.ca it would seem that the first Wave of Animated Deluxe figures may be getting shipped in the first week of May.

This information was found in a Canadian Toys R Us stores computers, and the early May release applies only to the Deluxe class figures, all other class figures remain slated for a mid June 2008 release.

Currently, this report is a rumour and cannot be confirmed. The Deluxe figures may still be released in June alongside the other class of figures.

The Canadian prices for the various Transformers: Animated classes has also been found on the same TRU Computer:
TF Animated battle pack- $29.99
TF Animated Deluxe class- $14.99
TF Animated Leader class- $59.99
TF Animated Arm Blaster- $39.99
TF Animated Shift tech game- $29.99
TF Animated Voyager class- $29.99
TF Animated Supreme class- $79.99
TF Animated Activators- $9.99
TF Animated 12" feature figure- $34.99

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Credit(s): Cybertron.ca

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Re: A May release for Animated Deluxe Toys in Canada? (681588)
Posted by rhinox555 on April 16th, 2008 @ 4:58am CDT
The same bullshit was posted about europe,with it being "april release date for holland totally confirmed" Bullshit cause there's no trace of them yet.
Re: A May release for Animated Deluxe Toys in Canada? (681604)
Posted by Hoistimus on April 16th, 2008 @ 5:42am CDT
And the price gouging us Canadians continues.. the Canadian dollar has been within a few cents of par with the American dollar for almost a year now and we're still paying 50% more than the US for TFs..

After getting home heating oil and gas for the car so I can go to work, there isn't much money for TFs anyway these days.. but it's almost summer and I got a raise, so there's hope yet.
Re: A May release for Animated Deluxe Toys in Canada? (681674)
Posted by BLIX007 on April 16th, 2008 @ 8:46am CDT
hope those prices aren't correct.
Re: A May release for Animated Deluxe Toys in Canada? (681701)
Posted by Cyber-Kun on April 16th, 2008 @ 9:32am CDT
BLIX007 wrote:hope those prices aren't correct.

Sadly, them seem accurate enough, they're the same pricing as the movie toys.
Re: A May release for Animated Deluxe Toys in Canada? (681721)
Posted by Zeds on April 16th, 2008 @ 10:09am CDT
TRU pricing is so out to lunch. Case in point: Ultimate TFM BB is $109.99 at TRU and $89.92 at the Walmart a few stores down. Where would you buy it? The Leader Class price has come down from $69.99 to $59.99 but that is still not close to the $39.99 the US enjoys. We continue to get screwed everywhere though on the Deluxes. TRU @ $14.99 and Walmart @ $14.92. No win situation there IMHO.

The $CDN remains strong and the last time that I complained to TRU Corporate they magically had a sale on on the Leaders and brought them down to $49.99 CDN. They give all kinds of lame reasons why the pricing is what it is from the tri-lingual packaging costs to 10 times smaller market share in CANADA vs the US based population to higher wages in CANADA. All a bunch of baloney. Fact is that CDN retailers should be forcing manufacturers to give them a better price point that reflects the stronger $CDN and all those reasons will simply be solved. Retailers need to grow some balls in other words.

Looks like I will have to complain again to TRU Corporate.
Re: A May release for Animated Deluxe Toys in Canada? (681812)
Posted by Nekoman on April 16th, 2008 @ 12:12pm CDT
Good for the Canadians! Its good to see you guys getting something for once.
Re: A May release for Animated Deluxe Toys in Canada? (681833)
Posted by City Commander on April 16th, 2008 @ 12:49pm CDT
Zeds wrote:TRU pricing is so out to lunch. Case in point: Ultimate TFM BB is $109.99 at TRU and $89.92 at the Walmart a few stores down. Where would you buy it? The Leader Class price has come down from $69.99 to $59.99 but that is still not close to the $39.99 the US enjoys. We continue to get screwed everywhere though on the Deluxes. TRU @ $14.99 and Walmart @ $14.92. No win situation there IMHO.

The $CDN remains strong and the last time that I complained to TRU Corporate they magically had a sale on on the Leaders and brought them down to $49.99 CDN. They give all kinds of lame reasons why the pricing is what it is from the tri-lingual packaging costs to 10 times smaller market share in CANADA vs the US based population to higher wages in CANADA. All a bunch of baloney. Fact is that CDN retailers should be forcing manufacturers to give them a better price point that reflects the stronger $CDN and all those reasons will simply be solved. Retailers need to grow some balls in other words.

Looks like I will have to complain again to TRU Corporate.


You and England both mate.
Re: A May release for Animated Deluxe Toys in Canada? (681836)
Posted by Overcracker on April 16th, 2008 @ 12:54pm CDT
Down south also.

Mexican Walmarts get deluxes at about $19USD which is US voyager price. voyagers are around 27 or 30 USD. And so on.
Re: A May release for Animated Deluxe Toys in Canada? (681846)
Posted by kirbenvost on April 16th, 2008 @ 1:15pm CDT
I'm fine with Deluxes getting released first, they're cheaper. I wish Voyagers didn't cost so much, the price is way too high for what's really just a glorified Deluxe...
Re: A May release for Animated Deluxe Toys in Canada? (681855)
Posted by Zeds on April 16th, 2008 @ 1:21pm CDT
Dealer wrote:
Zeds wrote:TRU pricing is so out to lunch. Case in point: Ultimate TFM BB is $109.99 at TRU and $89.92 at the Walmart a few stores down. Where would you buy it? The Leader Class price has come down from $69.99 to $59.99 but that is still not close to the $39.99 the US enjoys. We continue to get screwed everywhere though on the Deluxes. TRU @ $14.99 and Walmart @ $14.92. No win situation there IMHO.

The $CDN remains strong and the last time that I complained to TRU Corporate they magically had a sale on on the Leaders and brought them down to $49.99 CDN. They give all kinds of lame reasons why the pricing is what it is from the tri-lingual packaging costs to 10 times smaller market share in CANADA vs the US based population to higher wages in CANADA. All a bunch of baloney. Fact is that CDN retailers should be forcing manufacturers to give them a better price point that reflects the stronger $CDN and all those reasons will simply be solved. Retailers need to grow some balls in other words.

Looks like I will have to complain again to TRU Corporate.


You and England both mate.


QFT! We are not so far removed from the mother country in so far as this issue eh?
Re: A May release for Animated Deluxe Toys in Canada? (681925)
Posted by Cyberjet #7 on April 16th, 2008 @ 3:04pm CDT
I agree - good for Canada. Maybe some places should get perks compared to others.

It's not like there won't be enough to go around...
Re: A May release for Animated Deluxe Toys in Canada? (682165)
Posted by Magnimus on April 16th, 2008 @ 8:57pm CDT
I was one of the lucky few to snag the deluxe figures that showed up in Hamilton. I'm itching for more animated figures, so I hope they get here as soon as possible.
Re: A May release for Animated Deluxe Toys in Canada? (682166)
Posted by Zeds on April 16th, 2008 @ 9:01pm CDT
Magnimus wrote:I was one of the lucky few to snag the deluxe figures that showed up in Hamilton. I'm itching for more animated figures, so I hope they get here as soon as possible.


Congrats bud...unfortunately you have made my list for those to seek vengeance on :-x

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